FORL 3022 Developing and Marketing Second Language Teaching Skills
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course prepares students to understand language learning processes and current best teaching practices to maximize learners’ proficiency. Students create a portfolio to demonstrate their ability to teach foreign languages at home and abroad, in the public or private sector. Topics addressed include learner characteristics, second language development and assessment, and standards-based lesson planning in meaningful cultural contexts and proficiency assessment. Strategies for marketing second language abilities and teaching are developed.

FORL 3300 Society in World Literature and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will promote a critical understanding of cultural production (film and video, music, photography, urban spaces, literature, and more) in connection to real world issues in a global context. Taught in English. Global Scholars course.

FORL 4021 Technology Integration for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selection and use of technology resources in the Pre-K-12 classroom with an emphasis on foreign language instruction. Students learn how to select and integrate appropriate technologies that align with edTPA and principles of communicative language teaching in order to enhance student learning, language proficiency and interculturality. A special emphasis is placed on emerging technologies and video development.

FORL 4025 Approaches to Early Language Learning, Grades P-8
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course prepares individuals to work with second/foreign language learners in developmentally appropriate ways to maximize young learners’ second language proficiency. Topics addressed are: learner characteristics, child development theories, second language development and assessment, dual language immersion, approaches to effective Standards-based lesson planning in meaningful cultural contexts for grade levels P-8, and edTPA.

FORL 4026 Approaches to Language Teaching, Grades 9-12
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Applicable knowledge of learner characteristics, foreign language curricula and standards, edTPA, unit/lesson planning, approaches to effective lesson implementation and assessment in meaningful cultural contexts for grade levels 9-12.

FORL 4030 Teaching Diverse World Language Learners – Field Experience
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FORL 4025 or FORL 4026 with a grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

This field-based experience offers students an opportunity to observe and teach diverse world language students in local K-12 schools. In addition to learning about how to differentiate instruction to meet diverse learner needs, students will complete a mini edTPA in preparation for the culminating field experience class.

FORL 4060 Teaching Diverse World Language Learners – Internship
Credit Hours 3.0 - 6.0
Description

Internship in Foreign Language Education. This full-time field-based experience offers students an opportunity to hone their teaching skills in local K-12 World Language classrooms under the guidance of a university supervisor and an on-site mentor. Students will gain experience planning, instructing, and assessing for diverse learners. The course culminates with the official submission of edTPA (a national standardized teacher performance assessment), which is required for teacher certification.

FORL 4061 Teaching Diverse World Language Learners – Student Teaching
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites completion of all other course in teacher education, and passing score on departmental language proficiency examination
Description

Student Teaching in Foreign Languages. This full-time field-based experience offers students an opportunity to hone their teaching skills in local K-12 world language classrooms under the guidance of a university supervisor and an on-site mentor. Students will gain experience planning, instructing, and assessing for diverse learners. The course culminates with the official submission of edTPA (a national standardized teacher performance assessment), which is required for teacher certification. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FORL 4062 Teaching Diverse World Language Learners – Student Teaching
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Completion of all other courses in teacher education, and passing score on departmental language proficiency examination
Description

This full-time field-based experience offers students an opportunity to hone their teaching skills in local K-12 World Language classrooms under the guidance of a university supervisor and an on-site mentor. Students will gain experience planning, instructing, and assessing for diverse learners. The course culminates with the official submission of edTPA (a national standardized teacher performance assessment), which is required for teacher certification. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FORL 4063 Teaching Diverse World Language Learners – Student Teaching
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Completion of all other courses in teacher education, and passing score on the departmental language
Description

Students will gain experience planning, instructing, and assessing for diverse learners. The course culminates with the official submission of edTPA (a national standardized teacher performance assessment), which is required for teacher certification. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FORL 4650 Opening School Experience
Credit Hours 0.0
Prerequisites Admitted to Teacher Education
Description

Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Students gain practical experiences in the school and classroom during the week of preplanning and the first week of school. While assisting in the classroom, students learn effective procedures for beginning the school year. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FORL 4990 Foreign Language Education Independent Study
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Foreign Language Teacher Education majors only with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in all course work
Description

Independent Study – Special Topics for Foreign Language Teacher Education majors only with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in all course work. Special topics readings and/or research to be determined in consultation with the instructor.